The PHAP Credentialing Program is developing two certifications in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) for practitioners in humanitairan and development contexts. The certifications cover the competency areas of:
- Understanding the components, concepts, and principles of MEAL;
- Planning, designing, and implementing MEAL activities;
- Data management and quality; and
- Analysis, interpretation, and communication.
The Core MEAL Certification is targeted at practitioners at all levels that wish to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of MEAL systems and activities needed by all practitioners engaged in MEAL activities in humanitarian and development contexts.
The Advanced MEAL Certification is targeted at MEAL specialists and project managers that wish to demonstrate that they have an advanced understanding of how MEAL systems and activities are applied in practice by project managers and MEAL specialists in humanitarian and development contexts. The Core MEAL Certification is a prerequisite for the Advanced MEAL Certification.
The two MEAL Certifications are currently under development and will be launched in March 2019.